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Modern Apprenticeship Programmes

2018 Modern Apprentice Programme  - Apply by 8th April 2018

You can now apply for our 2018 apprentice and trainee opportunities here. For more information about the opportunities we have available, have a look at our current vacancy list. More roles will be added over the next few days. Don't miss out, apply today!

An apprenticeship with us is your ticket to the rewarding career you have always wanted!

We’ll help you reach your full potential by giving you first class training and mentoring, a huge investment in your development and opportunity to earn nationally recognised qualifications.

Why Scottish Water?

We will offer you tailored learning and development and the opportunity to take ownership of your career. You will find Scottish Water an inclusive and collaborative work environment where we respect and value people’s differences and you feel able to share your ideas and be yourself. We want you to find the work that you do engaging and energising.

Our apprenticeship schemes are a real alternative to university and not only will you gain qualifications you will also get hands-on, real work experience with the chance to learn from our professional and experienced team.

Rewarding Our Apprentices

As an apprentice in Scottish Water you will receive a wide range of benefits, including:


  • Tailored learning and development plan 
  • Extensive career opportunities upon successful completion of your apprenticeship
  • A competitive salary
  • Annual company bonus
  • 37 days holiday per year (including public holidays) with the option to buy up to 5 additional holiday days per year
  • Eligibility to join the defined benefit, contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Paid time off for community volunteering
  • Opportunities to be involved in sports, social and fundraising activities
  • Access to “SW Splash”, saving you money on holidays, bills and shopping

Supporting Our Apprentices

We pride ourselves on the support we offer our apprentices, many of our current leaders have themselves been former apprentices and have a clear understanding of what support is required to help you develop and perform well in your role. In addition, you’ll work within a team of highly-skilled professionals who will coach and mentor you to help you get most out of your programme. Our Skills Academy team have responsibility for managing all of our apprentice programmes and will ensure that through regular reviews you reflect on your progress and achieve your key development milestones. If there is a college element to your programme you will receive structured learning advice and guidance from the teaching staff which will enable you to successfully complete these elements.

Our Apprenticeship Programmes

We have a broad range of apprenticeship programmes which suit different aspirations and interests. Our programmes offer you excellent development, challenging and rewarding work and the opportunity to launch a bright career at Scottish Water!

We are committed to providing excellent support and development to our apprentices as this is critical to ensuring that you fully understand the nature of our business, have the technical skills to perform safely and effectively, and understand the vital role that Scottish Water plays within our communities and society. We actively encourage and promote diversity and have roles that suit all kinds of people.

We’ve provided some information about our most common apprentice and trainee opportunities on this site. These are our technical apprenticeships, business administration apprenticeships and customer service apprenticeships however the breadth of our opportunities is continually growing to support us in building our operational capabilities for the future. For the most up-to-date information about the specific apprentice roles we are recruiting for and where they are based, visit the current vacancy list.